If you're about to hit a tattoo parlor and opened this post - you're in luck, because Bored Panda has created a list of the very best bird tattoo ideas out there! Not only do they look awesome but birds also carry deep symbolic meanings.

The bird is generally associated with freedom, because it is free to roam the sky all over the world. Many cultures also believe that it symbolizes eternal life, and even links heaven and the earth. The ancient Egyptians thought that the bird symbol represents the soul leaving a person's body, and the Celtic people were certain that birds were messengers of the gods.

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Misty Pal
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow just WOW.. I'm speechless its so damn good

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Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Small, and yet conveys so much more!!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

EXCELLENT details on that peacock!

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Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my gosh!!! This is my all time favorite tattoo!!! I love Hummingbirds and those are all my favorite colors!! I love how it looks so free, just looking for his next flower.

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Yvonne Bernal
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What happened... this bird looks like it splattered into her back!

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Samantha Rodriguez
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The closeup of the trees don't seem to be part of the bird tattoo... Can anyone see where it would be??

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Beth Taccia
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the watercolor tattoos I can't wait to get one

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Justin time
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It kiiinda looks like the little bird and his branch were inside her back and they made a break for freedom!

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Maamuu
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my almighty Lord this is amazing.

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Wombat34
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful but unfortunately looks a bit like it's taking a shit

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